Discover Sakurai

Sakurai can be considered the cradle of Japanese Civilization, as it is home to some of Japans oldest and best preserved historical shrines. Go up to the Omiwanomori Viewing platform for some lovely sights over the city. 

Things to see and do

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Getting around in Sakurai

The easiest way to get around in Sakurai is by car, since many of the major sights and attractions are not accessible by public transportation.

If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from one of the bigger cities in the vicinity. You can check-out our listings for car rentals nearby, in the FAQ menu below. 

How long to stay in Sakurai

We recommend staying here for about one day. 
 

Hotels in Sakurai

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Day trips from Sakurai

Less then an hour from Kyoto, you will find the historical city of Nara. When you arrive at the station you will almost immediately be greeted by the many deer ...

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Distance, km: 17.21

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Yoshino in Nara is a quaint, small village, famous for its yearly cherry blossoms.  The village also feautures some world-class temples and a ropeway that will lead you to some ...

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Distance, km: 17.85

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Do you like pristine nature? Then visit the Akame waterfalls in the middle of Muro Akame Aoyama National Park. You will find many gorgeous waterfalls to explore. Swim in the lagoons ...

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Distance, km: 21.71

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Most attractions in Ikoma center around Mount Ikoma. Start your journey by taking the cable-car up the mountain or opt to hike up. In the latter case, make sure to ...

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Distance, km: 23.16

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Osaka is one of the biggest metropolises in the world and the second largest city in Japan. A perfect place to do some quality shopping as eery street has something ...

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Distance, km: 35.77

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For everyone interested in learning more about ninja's, Iga is the place to go. Home to the Iga-ryu ninja tradition, one of the two most well known ninja traditions in ...

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Distance, km: 36.75

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Uji has a vast array of ancient and religious temples worth visiting as well beautiful parks, local shopping streets and even a water park for you to cool off in. 

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Distance, km: 40.27

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Koyasan is one of the most important religious places in Japan as it was the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism. You can spend the night at one of the temples and ...

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Distance, km: 42.41

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Just a little outside Kyoto city, you will find Oyamazaki. Often overlooked because of its proximity to Kyoto, it offers several interesting sights and museums. 
 

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Distance, km: 43.68

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Minoo is a city just north of Osaka which boasts one of the oldest parks in Japan. Minoo Park contains walking trails, temples and the famous Minoo Falls waterfall.  Along ...

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Distance, km: 49.56

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